Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — August 26, 2010

Done with oil The Gulf spill is pretty well over, and so is our little spill in Michigan. Now we can get on with other things. The immigration fuss in Arizona seems to be on hold; we are moving out of Iraq. The pressing news now is Afghanistan and Pakistan. We really have no business fighting a guerilla war […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — July 15, 2010

Putting the blame What’s wrong with the government anyway, getting our seasons all mixed up? Why didn’t Mr. Obama give us global warming last January when we wanted it? If the President were doing his job right, we’d get 15 or 20 degrees higher in the winter and maybe 10 lower in the summer. Governor […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher—July 1, 2010

  Best hope   Efforts to fix the “Spill” have been disappointing. We are all pinning our hopes on the relief well designed to plug the old well. It’s still over a month away. But what if that doesn’t work? Nothing else has. It could mean the end of BP as a very major international […]

Main Street — by Roger Allen, publisher

Choose your weapon! Want satisfaction for your grievance? In Michigan, now’s the time. Apparently it was once necessary to classify dueling specifically as a crime; a Michigan legislature in the distant past made such a law. But that ages-old law will soon be no more. The current legislature has passed a bill getting rid of […]

Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — June 10, 2010

Peaceful cousins All chimps are not alike. A related species, bonobo, is smaller, communicates vocally and by gesture, and tends toward peacefulness. Geneticists have found that the bonobo DNA profile is closest to that of humans. (Peacefulness??) About 10,000 bonobos exist in the wild in the Congo and nowhere else. As you might guess, they’re […]